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January 12, 2023

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What you need to know about charity, according to a charity worker

You may wonder what it takes to work in the charitable sector. The truth is that it doesn't require any particular qualifications or skills. That said, there are certain qualities that employers look for in candidates. For example, it helps to have a good understanding of the needs of the local community. You should also be friendly and approachable, and comfortable speaking to people. Finally, you'll need to be resilient and patient. Charity workers frequently deal with sensitive situations and difficult individuals, so it's important to be able to remain calm and composed.


There's also plenty of room for personal growth within the charitable sector. Most charities have dedicated training programmes, which are designed to prepare staff members for the challenges ahead. These sessions are usually attended by volunteers and paid employees, so they're great opportunities to network and meet new people. You may also be offered the chance to attend conferences and seminars, which allow you to learn from industry experts.

you'll need to be resilient and patient. Charity workers frequently deal with sensitive situations and difficult individuals, so it's important to be able to remain calm and composed.

If you're thinking of pursuing a career in the charitable sector, the first thing to remember is that the vast majority of jobs don't involve a lot of travel. That said, it's still possible to move up within the organisation if you have the right skills and experience. As well as gaining valuable experience, volunteering can also help to boost your CV..


This article is an extract from the book Evolution of charities Vol 0.7 ©
by Mammo Wudneh published in 2014.

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